Mary Courtney and Morning Star
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Mary Courtney and Morning Star

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'Away Ye Go Now'
'Sceil Eile'
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Kerry born native Mary Courtney arrived in New York in 1982. Already an established performer in Ireland and Europe, it was no time before she formed Morning Star, the only all female Irish traditional music trio on the Northeastern Seaboard at that time. The band performed in many local festivals and in the bar scene and they quickly became, and still remain, one of the most popular bands in the city of New York.
They are veteran performers on the National and International festival and concert circuit: on Broadway and off Broadway Productions, including Hal Prince and The Irish Repertory Theater's production of 'Grandchild of Kings", and Frank Court's musical "The Irish and How They Got That Way". They also had a cameo in a film starring Danny Glover and Matt Dillon entitled "The Saint of Fort Washington".
Morning Star also had the honor of playing for the memorial mass held at the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral for John Kennedy Jr. his wife Carolyn Besette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Besette. The line up today has the following talented members:
Bernadette Fee, Keith Sammut, John Redmond, and founding member Mary Courtney.
The band's recordings include "Gra" and "Away Ye Go Now", Mary Courtney's solo CD "Sceil Eile" ( and John Redmond's "East to Northeast". All received critical acclaim, and can be purchased at shows or online at:
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